Failed flatiron attempt????

So I haven't flatironned my hair since August of 2011 and recently I decided I wanted my hair straight just to see how long it has gotten and because I needed a trim.. Anyways I washed it and deep conditioned and after that I started to blow dry it but my hair felt so brittle and tangly when I was blow drying it And my brush kept getting caught in my hair. It wasn't working with me at all and the snagging sound of hair drives me crazy so after I attempted one section I gave up..

I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else? Do u think my hair just isn't use to it anymore and didn't know how to react? When it's curly it's soft and completely manageable but I have never had that much trouble blow drying my hair ever..


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This has happened to me before but I charged it to the products that I used. Did you use different products, or applied them differently in any way?

CuteKinks
Its been almost one year since I straightened my hair. I straightened my hair for fun and change yesterday. Like CurlyTee21, I conditioned and straightened and my hair felt straw like. I gave up after trying one side of my head. But when my hair is curly, its so soft and touchable and shiny.I spent like 2 hrs yesterday trying to straighten.Today I am planning to wash my hair to return to curls.I guess straight hair is not for me here after.
3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
Detangle:Suave
Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair
Gel:LA sports
Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
Are you using heat protectant? Or using your blow dryer on a setting that is to high? Next time let your hair dry naturally to keep in that extra moisture and then flat iron to see if it's easier. Make sure you're using a good ceramic and tourmaline flat iron too, bad plates = bad hair.
I agree with Laura. I straitened my hair for years before going curly and found that my hair usually looked better if I straightened it after it had air dried. I always wore it curly and air dried the day I washed and then straightened with a flat iron the next day. Having the extra product and natural oils in your hair will also protect it from damage and dryness. I've always felt that blow drying my hair left it frizzy and dry, plus it's so much more work
That happened to me before. I gave up after doing two sections. My hair is use to being curly. You should try switching some products.

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I agree with Laura. I straitened my hair for years before going curly and found that my hair usually looked better if I straightened it after it had air dried. I always wore it curly and air dried the day I washed and then straightened with a flat iron the next day. Having the extra product and natural oils in your hair will also protect it from damage and dryness. I've always felt that blow drying my hair left it frizzy and dry, plus it's so much more work
Originally Posted by Tili
I actually found that straightening it made it look worse. As a guy, I came around to enjoying having curls when I was 33. I figured, "I still have it, why not grow it." Anyhow, when I first started wearing it longer, I'd blowdry it and use the round styling brush. Looked good to start the day but not so much as the day went on.

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